Definition of Run Something By You

A request to get feedback on an idea or a project from somebody.

Example: I wanted to run something by you before moving forward. I am working on a new design for the project. Can you please take a look and share your thoughts?

Variations: run something by someone


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Business English is used in many different countries around the world. Some of the words and phrases listed on this site will be understood everywhere Business English is used, but some words and phrases are only used in specific countries. The map below shows where "Run Something By You" is most commonly used.

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"Run Something By You" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Run Something By You" was last updated in 2021.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

Answer: Find out the right answer here.

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Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like Circle Back, Thought Leader, and Offsite. We also have a Word of the Day, which is a daily Business English vocabulary word that is commonly used in the workplace.

On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 10/15/2021

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Run Something By You." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1421. Accessed 10/15/2021.